How To Be Doers of the Word & Not Hearers OnlyDecember 16, 2020
“My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this; Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry, because human anger does not produce the righteousness that God desires. Therefore get rid of all moral filth and the evil that is so prevalent and humbly accept the word planted in you, which can save you. Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says. Anyone who listens to the word but does not do what it says is like someone who looks at his face in a mirror and after looking at himself, goes away and immediately forgets what he looks like. But whoever looks intently into the perfect law that gives freedom, and continues in it- not forgetting what they have heard, but DOING it –they will be blessed in what they DO.”
1. Settle in your heart what you believe about.
God says this about his own character in Exodus 34:6:
“The Lord, the Lord, the compassionate and gracious God, slow to anger, abounding in love and faithfulness, maintaining love to thousands and forgiving wickedness, rebellion and sin.”
“ Surely your goodness and unfailing love will pursue me all the days of my life, and I will live in the house of the Lord forever…” (Ps. 23:6)
2. Get your from the Lord.
When you are a doer of the word you on what you hear.
“Not forgetting what they have heard, but DOING it.” (James 1:22)
When you are a doer of the word you are in what you do.
Just do it!
“My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this; Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry, because human anger does not produce the righteousness that God desires.” (Jas. 1:19)
“What does the Lord require of you? To act justly, and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.” (Mic. 6:8)
“Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.” (Jas 1:27)
“For it is not the hearers of the law who are righteous before God, but the doers of the law who will be justified.” (Rom. 2:13)